Bottom Line: Realistic but emotionless and often mindless display of war.
“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” –Plato
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Gabriel Casseus, Hugh Dancy, Josh Hartnett, Kim Coates, Sam Shepard, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner
Ridiculously violent misfire chronicles the First Battle of Mogadishu, on October 3rd and 4th of 1993. Over one hundred well-experienced U.S. soldiers enter Somalia, with an intent to capture Mohammed Farrah Aidid, the self-proclaimed president of the third-world, famine-stricken country. The UN has approximated that this task should take no more than an hour, so the U.S. elites are unprepared for a longer happening–even the 22+ hour mission that this ends up becoming, after they are pitted against armed Somalis.